this morning.

1.07.2012

I'm second to rise this morning. Being on holidays, this is highly unusual, but I woke up this morning with a sense of pure giddiness for the day ahead.


My mother is situated at the kitchen table with a magazine. I join her and precede to write this very post in my moleskine. I consider breakfast, and reach for the bag of clementines. Naturally, the food photographer in me begins to ponder which potter the clementines would look best in. The cerulean bowl made by my aunt? The speckled plate from our art gallery?


One hour and dozens of photographs later, I finally sit down to devour my uneaten clementine. Yes. Story of my life.

Some photos from this week.


xo,
abbey

ps. thank-you so much for all your sweet words regarding fernweh. i cannot stop smiling.

37 comments:

  1. this morning was seven hours of sleep- not enough for a saturday. today was beautiful, regardless.

    gorgeous pictures, dear.
    xo

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  2. Mmmm that clementine picture is pure joy! Lovely post.

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  3. Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking! Lovely post, dear! Do you edit your pictures? If so, what edifying program do you use?

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  4. I don't get why moleskins are such a huge deal to so many of you big teenage bloggers, but lovely photos nonetheless.

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  5. I understand why Moleskines are important! They're pretty :) haha.

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  6. My sister loves the photo of the cat. It made her smile. :)

    I love that clementine photo with the notebook sitting right beside it.

    xoxo,
    --Abi :)

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  7. the last photo. breathtaking.
    and if you ask me, i think that food photography is a weightloss program of sorts. how? because we take hours worth of photos, instead of eating the food without any other thought. you know? it works for me ;) :P
    great post :))
    -jocee <3

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  8. that clementine photo is gorgeous. I loved the first one too, it's illuminated, it seems. :)

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  9. mmm, clementines. your mornings sound so peaceful; ours are so loud and quick, even on weekends.

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  10. Beautiful photographs! I especially love the clemintine one. Gorgeous. (:

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  11. It's lovely to be the first (or second in your case) to rise in the morning and let the silence soak in before the day begins. Pretty photos, pretty cat and the clementines look divine. (We call them Mandarins.

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  12. I loved the photo of the oranges, deary. So much color and beauty was captured there from daily life.

    Lovely post -- as always. Thank you for brightening my day!

    Blessings,
    --Johanna
    www.theoldfashionedgirl.com

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  13. It rarely happens, but I love getting up early and the beautiful silence it brings. The photos = gorgeous as always. :-)

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  14. Clementine story reflects my everyday life as well dear; just the life of a photographer. (:

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  15. so pretty. and yes. by the time I eat something I've photographed, it's cold. ;) xo

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  16. Oh, I love these pictures! Aren't clementines (or, as we call them, "Christmas Oranges") delicious? It gets pretty funny when I'm with my family and we're about to dig into some sumptuous treat when I yell, "Nobody touch it!" and run to get the camera. Then they all wait until I'm satisfied with my photos and finally say, "Okay. Carry on."


    Abbie /// XOXOXOX

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  17. every time you make another post, i love your blog a little bit more.
    love love love the last photo!

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  18. gahhh. so, so pretty, love. and yes, I've gotten used to eating cold food...the things we do for a photograph ;)

    xo,
    twin sister.

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  19. I love the clementine photo! And the cat is adorable.

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  20. that last photo is like a rainbow of purple and blue! And I can totally understand the clementine thingajig... though if it were me, there wouldn't be any left by the time I was going to take a picture. I love clementines too much :]

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  21. We're never eating a hot meal here again. I was gifted Plate To Pixel for Christmas and now? Everything must be photographed.
    Also--you have an art gallery?

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  22. I love clementines and I did the SAME thing last week, I sat down to eat one and ended up pulling out my camera and taking photos of it for a half an hour! :) Glad to know I'm not the only one!! Hehe.

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  23. haha, photographers are crazy :) lovely post!

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  24. beautiful picture's. those orange things look a lot like mandarin's to me, but are they different?:)

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  25. you have snow? so jealous.(;
    i know what you mean. i'm always taking pictures of my food/drink. haha
    lovely pictures, abby!

    http://this-real-heart.blogspot.com

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  26. clementines have never looked so beautiful as they do in that photo! so perfect :)

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  27. Well, the hour you took to take that picture of the clementine was most definitely worth it! I agree with Whitney - it's the most beautiful clementine I have ever seen! :)

    You should definitely try submitting it to Foodgawker!

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  28. the photos are wonderful, Abbey :)
    i´ve smiled when i´ve read: "the food photographer in me", cause i also can´t help taking photos to some food before eating it :D

    xx

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  29. what lovely moments you've captured. :)

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  30. Your pictures are gorgeous Abbey! And your words are just as wonderful. Thanks for being such a lovely inspiration.

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  31. Your pictures are just so beautiful. Quiet, calm and magical... And that Clementine (we call them mandarines in Australia!) looks so pretty and yummy. Hope you had a lovely restful weekend!

    Katie x

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  32. these are absolutely beautiful! and I tagged you in a post! someactualities.blogspot.com

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  33. the light in these photos is beautiful :)

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